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Student Support Network
Research shows that when a student experiences difficulty, they are most likely to turn to their friends first. The Student Support Network (SSN) is a training designed to equip students with the skills and information they need to know how to respond positively when their friends are in crisis. The training covers:
- Active listening and support skills
- Recognizing and responding to signs of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, substance use/abuse, and disordered eating
- How to support friends and connect them with resources that can provide help
SSN training is an interactive training involving group discussions, visualization, and role playing to provide hands-on practice to build skills and confidence in addressing difficult situations. We ask that students make a commitment to participate in all 3 sessions. There is no on-going commitment after the training, though there may be additional training and volunteer opportunities.
The fall 2015 training will be Fridays 2:00-4:30 on 10/16, 10/23 and 10/30.
If you have questions, would like to sign up, or be notified of future trainings, please contact Jessica Gifford, Mental Health Educator (email@example.com or x5637).